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Week 18-24. February 2008
Today was the first time that I went out to meet up with some friends:
first I had lunch with Hanno (he has to work 9-5 so that's the only time
he could have a talk), and then I had a walk in the park with Anagot (she
thought it's good for me to meet outside the house). And the weather was
AMAZINGly beautiful - sunny, warm, smelling of Spring...
Before that hyper-active social contact, I got a lot of touching answers
to the emails I've sent. But even better then the responses was a relief
that I felt for finishing that big job: writing up most of the memories;
making those web pages; and finally answering to all the people who didn't
hear anything back from me for such a long time.
Camiel went to work - his first proper job since Olivia was born. I think
it will do him good, to be "back on track", back in the real world, and
busy with some things that have to be done...
And the end of the day was special, too: the kids went to Vivian (to play
with Kees & Augustus), and later Bogdan took them to Nana, and Mileva went
to Nana too, so Camiel and me were alone in the house. It was difficult to
believe: I expected Charlie to jump on us from behind some corner and
start screaming. But we used our time-off well...
Early in the morning we picked up everyone from Nana's and went with the
train to - Dolfinarium!!! Oh, it was unbelievable! All those sweet
animals: seals, dolphins, fishes, and most of all - dolphins! I turned
into a kid myself, I didn't know where to go and where to look first... We
stayed the whole day, saw many shows, bought loads of fluffy toys ;-)
It would have been even better if it was not freezing cold outside :-(
We had to make lots of breaks in the cafe's and restaurants, to warm up.
I was cycling today - for the first time in five weeks. I went grocery
shopping -- all by myself.
Iris was with us today, and in the evening Nana came to sleep with her at
our place. Camiel had to work; Merlijn brought Alisa back from school, and
stayed a bit with Maties.
Serge (from EURO-IX) and his 16-months daughter Ella came to visit and to
play with Charlie in the morning. That was great.
Very productive day... I did a lot of administration and ticking off the
items from the "to do" list... but, I am still emotionally and
For the most of the day I was alone, so I've also spent a lot of time
behind the computer, and on-line. Most of it is waste of time, but some
parts are work, some administration, and some communication with friends.
Very little is creative, thou... Ah well, maybe later...
In the evening Cmaiel and me "went out", with Peter, Marina and one more
girl. We saw the movie Stellet Licht (Silent Light) in Filmuseum. Distressing :-(
< spoiler ahead! > (because it is about a married men (father of 6!) who falls in love with
another women; but still stays with his wife, who later dies of heart
attack... and then becomes alive again when his mistress gives her a
kiss!) < /spoiler >
23.2. Saturday & 24.2. Sunday
(didn't write it in time so I don't remember what we did. Camiel went to
Tecla's birthday party Saturday night, and didn't feel so good the day